Facebook Tolerance Levels

9 Feb

Facebook has become part of our everyday vocabulary, and most days, I’m glad.  It helps us reconnect with old friends and family members, it allows me to see up-to-the-minute photos of my precious niece, and a hilarious status every now and again.  But days like today, I loathe that we have the ability to read every little thing that our “friends” post.  Sometimes, it shows you who they really are – and that’s not always a pretty sight.

There are many things I tolerate on Facebook, you know, because you have to take the good with the bad.  Someone referencing their kid’s boogers and/or poop, a status that rants about the President – or one’s ex, or how much someone hates their job, for example.

I draw the line, however, at people who talk negatively about police officers.  It’s simple really – I’m married to a law enforcement officer, and am therefore a tad sensitive to people bashing those who protect people like you and me every day.  My husband is head of the SWAT team.  He hunts down the worst of the worst criminals and brings them to justice.  He risks his own life to protect innocent people every day.  A few of my former Facebook friends might not respect that, but I damn sure do.

3 Responses to “Facebook Tolerance Levels”

  1. AB February 12, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    Amen! You know I love some law enforcement officers!

  2. noahsauntkk February 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more. As a fellow LEO wife, many of my own friends just “don’t get it”. They think that certain things cops do are wrong when it’s what they have to do in order to survive. A “friend” of mine yesterday posted that he thought the officers in LA should be in jail for murder because they are too trigger happy right now and killed that one person and injured the old woman and her daughter. I simply told him, it’s easy to judge from the outside looking in.

    • Mandi February 19, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

      LEO families are the best. Thanks for your comments!

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